The Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts of 2020Read more
Tools Trump Toys!! Several years ago, I wrote this post for my homeschooling group. It remains my most popular post and my favorite of all times. When I transferred my Lessons and Lessons blog over here to Ridge Haven Homestead last year, I assumed that all of my posts had come along. Sadly, this one…Read more
You can knit a hat—even if you can’t knit!Read more
What is a Work Bee, and what is so wonderful about one? If you’ve ever read some of the old stories, like the Little House on the Prairie books or stories from former pioneer times, you may have come across the idea of a work bee. Depending on the nature of the project needed help…Read more
Why Should I memorize scripture, and how can I squeeze this into my busy life? Are you currently memorizing God’s word? When you hit a wall, does a promise from God pop into your mind? Do you need more peace of mind, and direction in general? Do you feel lonely, and wonder if anyone even…Read more
Our Super-Insulated Cabin Roof–The Never-Ending Project We finally decided to take the plunge and get our Off-Grid Cabin fully roofed. We’ve had some water leakage, despite the house wrap and plastic sheeting over the whole roof. This post contains affiliate links Super-Insulated Gambrel Roof When we built our Gambrel roof, we had no idea of…Read more
What does a black cat named Twinkie have to do with communication, encouragement, and families?
Find out by reading The Twinkie Effect.
Self-Care for Homeschool Moms. Are You Taking Care of Everyone but YOU? As we begin a new homeschool chapter, I have been chewing on what my first educational blog post of the year should focus on. I have many ideas for the future, but the one thing that keeps coming back to me is this…Read more
I’ll be by your side Forevermore. That’s What Friends Are For… I grew up in the Eighties! Somewhere, ingrained in my memory, are the lyrics and music to that classic song, which gives us such a positive lesson about friendship. That’s what friends are for! Well, I’ve seen this attitude displayed many times recently, among…Read more
Biology 101 & The 101 Series. Science for High Schoolers Does your High School struggle with Loving Science? All parents want their children to love learning! And there are certain courses that are required for high school graduation, among them higher level sciences, like Biology, Chemistry, and sometimes, Physics. But what do you do when…Read more
Welcome to the Friday Friendship Feature #7! Finding Your Educational Philosophy Today’s Topic? Educational Philosophy–What is Yours? I normally feature a blog post that I’ve run across during the past week, and that needs to be shared! Somehow, my thoughts have been in a jumble this week, and I have not had the mental time…Read more
Welcome to the Friday Friendship Feature, #6–School Readiness School Readiness Impacts Kids and Families The topic of School Readiness is an important topic for all families. School Readiness impacts homeschooling families as well as traditional schooling families. I have felt passionate about this topic ever since I began researching the topic before our boys started…Read more
Friday Friendship Feature #4 Boys and their Noises Last week on the Friday Friendship Feature, #3, I shared a post encouraging us to set a consistent Morning Schedule/Ritual time so that we can bless our families. This week’s Friday Friendship Feature focuses in on another aspect of our home life: BOYS and MOMS. We have…Read more
Make you own all-natural, easy, and yummy edible playdough!Read more
Teen Travel Journal with Writing Prompts Or…A Desperate Attempt to Convince My Son to Write! Our sixteen-year old son is heading to Peru in a few days! This is his first real time away from home. Happy + Nervous So…we are excited and a tad nervous about the whole experience! He’ll be with a big…Read more